Stories of Forgiveness

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Fitzgerald's #forgiveness has created a friendship now six years strong. The men stayed connected by meeting at least once every two weeks.

Widower forges friendship with man in crash that killed wife, unborn baby

Early one morning in Dacula, Ga., Matt Swatzell was driving home from a 24-hour shift as a firefighter and EMS and had only 30 minutes of sleep. He was less than four miles from his home on October 2, 2006 when he suddenly heard what he calls “the most God awful sound I’ve ever heard.”Swatzell, then 20, realized he had fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed. When he got out of the car, he sa

Iranian mother who spared her son's killer: 'Vengeance has left my heart'

Iranian mother who spared her son's killer: 'Vengeance has left my heart'

Interview Samereh Alinejad tells the Guardian she had no intention of sparing her son's killer, Balal, until the moment she asked for the noose to be removed from his neck

Widow of American teacher forgives attackers who killed her husband in Libya

Widow of American teacher forgives attackers in Libya

A widow is forgiving the attackers in Libya who gunned down her husband earlier this month as he went for a morning jog outside his home in Benghazi.

Wife of slain officer speaks of forgiveness at candlelight vigil

Wife of slain officer speaks of forgiveness at candlelight vigil

SPANISH FORK, Utah – A candlelight vigil honoring two Utah police officers who were shot in the line of duty this week was underway in Spanish Fork City Sunday night. The vigil was held at the Sports Park, 295 West Volunteer Drive, beginning at 8 p.m., and the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and Spanis

Oscar-nominated Berkeley film tells tale of forgiveness

Oscar-nominated Berkeley film tells tale of forgiveness

At age 13, Matthew Boger was banished from his mother’s Northern California home for being gay. To stay alive, the teenager prostituted himself on the streets of Hollywood, where, one night in 1980, he was brutally beaten up by a group of young skinhead neo-Nazis. The attackers never knew that Boger miraculously survived the assault – until 25 years later, when one of the perpetrators met Boger by chance at, of all places, Los Angeles’ Museum of Tolerance. Boger and his attacker, former…

Parents forgive teen who ran over their daughters and ask for no additional jail time.

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, exchanges words of remorse, forgiveness

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted of felony hit and run, tells parents of victims Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11: "I wish I could give you a hug right now, but I can't."

Colorado Shooting Victim's Father Forgives Classmate Karl Pierson

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